Archive for January, 2013


Public works funds hanging in the budget balance

The City of Aberdeen has been ordered to fix its sewer plant by the state Department of Ecology, which says that malfunctioning equipment is not in compliance with state laws. Yet, as a separate state agency was preparing to make a loan available to the city to do those repairs, the process was undercut by […]

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Eat, drink and be merry

Guests were able to sample many varieties of wine during the Elma Wine & Seafood festival at the Satsop Business Park on Saturday. Dozens of winemakers and food vendors kept guests sated during the annual event. Local

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PUD, Greater Grays Harbor partner for energy audits

At first glance, neighbors might think it’s an airplane engine temporarily installed in your front doorway. The circular engine whirs like a plane taxiing on a runway, and the air comes sucking out of your house, creating a pressurization effect that reveals tell-tale drafts as air pours back through cracks and crevices. As it does, […]

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Jets hire Seahawks exec John Idzik to be GM

The New York Jets hired Seattle Seahawks executive John Idzik to be their general manager Friday, completing an interview process that began two weeks ago and included 10 candidates. The Seattle Times: Local News

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Inslee: Extending expiring taxes not an increase

Gov. Jay Inslee says he doesn’t consider the extension of temporary taxes, as suggested by his predecessor, a tax increase and that the idea is one of many he is open to as the legislative budget process begins. The Seattle Times: Local News

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AP Washington boys prep basketball poll

How a state panel of sports writers rates Washington high school basketball teams in the weekly Associated Press poll of 2013, by WIAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses): The Seattle Times: Local News

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New lawsuit filed to block Sodo arena deal

The suit alleges that the financing plan for a Sodo sports arena violates a voter-approved initiative requiring the City of Seattle to make a profit on any investment in such a facility. The Seattle Times: Local News

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Local officials seeing increase in concealed weapon permit requests

Law enforcement officials across the county are reporting a dramatic increase in the number of people applying for permits to carry a concealed handgun in public. The Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office, and the Aberdeen, Hoquiam, and Montesano Police Departments have all reported sharp upticks in the number of permits they have processed this month. In […]

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Wash. approves sale of Colville hatchery

A proposal to sell the state’s Colville Fish Hatchery to Stevens County has been approved. The Seattle Times: Local News

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School levy campaign launched, election Feb. 12

Seattle Schools backers launched a campaign Saturday to support renewal of operating and capital levies. The measure will be on the ballot in a special election Feb. 12. Schools First, the volunteer-led organization that convenes every three years to campaign  for the levies, was holding a rall The Seattle Times: Local News

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